Thursday, November 14, 2013

Current vs. Dream Makeup Storage

Well, I have been wanting to update my makeup storage for awhile now...so I thought I would do a post on how it is currently organized, and then I'll do an updated one once it is re-organized :)

I have a "nook" in our bedroom where I put my vanity (stool is missing - currently needs reupholstered, so I don't use it) and store my makeup. 


The left drawer holds my face products, pencils, mascara, lipgloss, lipstick, and random tools.


The right drawer houses all my pigments, eyeshadows, palettes, and false eyelashes.


And I keep my brushes in a glass jar on top of the vanity.



Random shot of my little winter socks - haha :) aren't they adorable? 

But this isn't how I want to keep it.

I could really use the 2 extra drawers for clothing storage as my other dresser is way too full...so I've been thinking of what I would like to do and looking for inspiration.

This is what I've decided:
These ladies have my ideal set up as far as makeup storage goes...

Image via Sugar Magnolia


I love Muji acrylic organizers, and one day I am actually going to take the time to pick some out and order them ;) I don't want too many, because then things can start to look cluttered. And since this is going to be out, and visible in my bedroom (until the master bath is finished) - I want it to look as "pretty" as possible!


I have been a makeup artist for years... and for awhile there, my makeup collection was totally out of control - hundreds of products that barely/never got used. But now, I focus on just buying high quality products that work the best. That doesn't always mean the high end department store brands either! There are some really great drugstore brands/products out there that I swear by! (with the exception of eyeshadow - I hate drugstore eyeshadow and will always use higher end ;)

Anyway, I have significantly downsized my collection and would like to probably get one set of drawers (maybe the 3 drawer? or 2 - 2 drawers? ugh decisions, decisions...) and one of the skinny drawer units (for pencils, mascaras, etc). Anyway...I'll be sure to post lots of pictures one I get it all done!! 

What do you use for makeup storage? I always love to see how other people orgainze their collections! xx

9 comments:

  1. Your space is already lovely! I love those clear containers though too.

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    1. Thank you! I do love the little nook - I knew the first time we saw the house before buying it, that area of the bedroom would be "mine" ;)

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  2. I'm trying to figure out how to store mine as well, I like the containers to organize in! I just would be worried about it looking cluttered, I hate clutter!

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    1. I hate clutter too! It honestly stresses me out...I'm thinking I can keep these organized enough to look nice though ;) we'll see...

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  3. Those acrylic boxes are amazing. We don't have the counterspace in our bathroom so I have everything in cosmetic bags in drawers with brushes on the counter in a mason jar. Not ideal!

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    1. That's where I'm at! Everything in drawers...drawers that I need for clothes, so the makeup has to move! ;)

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  4. wow, you're organized! my makeup is thrown all together in a bowl! haha better do something about that....xo

    the well-traveled wife

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    1. It's taken awhile to get it like this! haha It used to all been jammed into a giant makeup traincase ;)

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  5. are those bare minerals eye shadows?! i would be forever jealous. actually, i'd be jealous either way - your makeup collection looks fabulous.

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